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Why Spay ???

Why fix Animals?

I know some need to be fixed,MUTTS more so,...
But if you are like a breeder and find great homes for the puppies or kitten or whatever you have, You can say OHHH no home is perfect or for certian, but ...WHAT IF, ~ ?
But for whatever reason,
Wouldnt you soon run out of pets in the long run? Seems like you would, then other people who have mixed mutts *most do* that dont have cash to fix them,would over dominate the beautiful pure breed animals that are hacked right?

Ps...i dont have animals, dont need them...dont want them..neither...just curious since i see alot of bashing about hacking animals,!


Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Dec. 27, 2008 in Pets

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Answers (11)
  • If I was a breeder, someone who cared about the breed, took the effort to breed out defects, and found good homes for the "pet quality" puppies, then there would be no reason. But the "pet quality" puppies should be spayed or neutered. They don't help the breed.

    But most people who don't spay or neuter have mutts, not pure breeds. They want their children to "witness the miracle of birth". Many have trouble finding homes for the puppies and end up dumping them in shelters or worse, on the streets - where they breed still more mutts.

    And then there are the irresponsible breeders. Both ones that specialize in one breed and the "any breed goes" puppy mills. They don't care about the breeds. They are in it for the money and the dogs suffer. They don't screen for genetic defects and conformace, they breed as many as they can, as quickly as they can.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:14 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • there are millions of animals that are put to sleep each year just because there are too many of them... both male and female animals have less chance of cancer if they are "fixed".. Getting an animal spayed or neutered takes away the stress of not mating (which can take a toll on their skin and coat and can make them aggressive) females no longer go into "heat" (which can be messy and extremely annoying) and in males it usually stops humping and spraying. overall, its the most humane thing to do!

    Answer by xxprittykittyxx at 12:04 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Ummno. "beautiful purebred" =a million health issues in each breed. I think people have the right to a pure dog but never on this earth will mutts overtake the planet and eliminate the purebreds. Too many breeders out there trying to make a dollar is what makes people buy mutts in the first place.Also spaying prolongs the life of pure or mutt dogs-eliminate ovarianh cancer 100% common in alot of breeds(rotweilers for 1), testicular issues in males. Unless u are an expert-I say leave the breeding to those who are-there r just as many unwanted pure dogs as mutts-in some places more so.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 12:06 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • We have our dogs neutered becuase we don't want to have puppies, plain and simple!!

    Answer by Maddape48854 at 12:11 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Have you ever been to an animal shelter and seen all these homeless animals?

    Answer by Maddape48854 at 12:12 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • I'm sorry but having a purebred is not a good enough reason to have an intact PET.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 12:15 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • There are tons of purebreds who are not anywhere fit to be breeding stock (or shown in the showring). There are TONS of people who go out and because they have a female maltese , they figure why don't they make money and get another one. These are called backyard breeders. Yes, alot of dogs out there are mutts that are intact but alot of them are purebreds as well.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 12:18 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • i used to volunteer at the local SPCA and they put down dozens of animals a week.. there are so many animals that are put down, pure bred or not... they make no bones about that. i have a cousin who is a world-class handler and he only breeds one breed, but when the litter is born, they wait to see which one is classified as "show material" and that one is kept, the others are fixed and sold. If you look back at the history of dogs, technically there is no purebred dogs.. dogs have evolved just as people. When something was found in a certain dog breed they become their own breed. Take the min-pin, that is a pure bred, but you need two different breed dogs to make that breed... its your choice to decide what you want to do with your dog... they also have low income spay-neuter programs in our city... they go by what you make..

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 12:23 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Spay & neutering saves the lives of some of the animals at the SPCA,plus it takes away certain types of cancers that a intacted animal can get,it cuts down of fighting over a mate,it helps or stops a male cat from spraying and also fighting with another male cat which can lead to FIP,FIV and other diseases.And it cuts down on the unwanted animals born every day that usually just end up getting put to sleep.


    Answer by SherriX2 at 2:22 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • The only people that should be breeding animals are the ones that will be breeding for health and quality of the bloodline.

    If you're breeding just to let your pet have babies, you're a backyard breeder. You're not helping anyone...esp if you're making money off it.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:18 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

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